Previously Out-of-Favor Apple Supplier Wins New MacBook Air Orders

Apple has reportedly added a third contract manufacturer to its MacBook supply chain that will primarily handle assembly orders for the new MacBook Air (via DigiTimes).

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China-based Wingtech Technology is said to have won the orders for Apple's just-announced new Mac model. The company joins Quanta Computer and Foxconn in what is now a trio of firms in Apple's MacBook supply chain.

Wingtech was previously said to have fallen out of favor with Apple due to manufacturing poor quality products. According to Chinese media reports in May, Wingtech was delisted by Apple from its front-facing camera module supply chain because of the flawed output, a rumor the supplier has dismissed.

Apple at WWDC 2022 announced the next-generation ‌MacBook Air‌ with an all-new M2 chip, a redesigned unibody enclosure, a brighter display with a notch, new color options like Starlight and Midnight, MagSafe charging, a 1080p camera, and more.

The new ‌MacBook Air‌ will be available next month, but no specific date has been provided by Apple. Pricing will start at $1,199 in the United States, and the previous-generation ‌MacBook Air‌ with the M1 chip will remain available for $999.

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Top Rated Comments

WiiDSmoker Avatar
8 months ago
Lol good luck to anyone who gets their new expensive computer from Wingdingtech
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
robd003 Avatar
8 months ago
I really wish Apple would do more to diversify out of China. Manufacturing in a single country is a risk, not a feature.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
yabeweb Avatar
8 months ago
Higher price + lower quality = higher margins²
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
syklee26 Avatar
8 months ago
This is why I never liked Tim Cook. At least Jobs wanted premium dollars for premium products. Tim is just milking Apple loyalty as much as possible and squeezing every ounce of profit margin.

Tim's only expertise is squeezing profits; he has never shown real interest in anything else.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PsykX Avatar
8 months ago

Higher price + lower quality = higher margins²
Lower quality does not mean higher margins. It actually means the opposite.

Lower quality = More defects = More warranty claims = More laptop replacements = More customer insatisfaction
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sheepish-Lord Avatar
8 months ago
If it’s one thing I’ve learned in manufacturing it’s lowest bidder wins and since these aren’t “pro” machines any issues will fall on deaf ears.

*See iPad Mini 6
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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